January 2013

Jan. 31, 2013

Jack Liu is interviewed on Impact 89 FM's Exposure show, which aired live Tuesday evening (Jan. 26), to talk about pandas in Wolong and what we mean when we say "coupled human and natural systems."

Listen to the chat with host Abbie Newton. Jack's portion is between 4 minutes and 15:30 minutes.


Jan. 30, 2013

CSIS students are special. Just ask the MSU Graduate School.

Doctoral student Abigail Lynch discusses her numerous fellowships and awards in a new video on the school's YouTube site.


Jan. 22, 2013

To restore forests and protect the remaining natural forests, the Chinese government initiated two nationwide conservation policies in the late 1990s – the Natural Forest Conservation Program (NFCP) and the Grain-To-Green Program (GTGP). But did they work?


Jack Liu had his paparazzi moment in Beijing, strolling near Tienamen Square last week filling a Spartans Will 360 crew in on the work he'd be showing them at the Wolong Nature Reserve. 


Jan. 16, 2013

CSIS Director Jianguo “Jack” Liu has continuously conducted research for 17 years in the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China, integrating ecology with socioeconomics, demography and other disciplines to look at ecological sustainability from local, national to global scales. Read about his work in the latest Spartans Will. 360 story.


Wolong is located inside a global biodiversity hotspot that’s home to both the world-famous, endangered Giant Panda and more than 4,500 local residents belonging to more than 1,100 households.


Jan. 10, 2013

"Fish? Why fish?"

CSIS members William Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in global fisheries systems, and Abigail Lynch, fisheries and wildlife doctoral student, answer that question and more in a guest column in the latest issue of Fisheries.


Jan. 7, 2013

Individuals and households have the potential to change U.S. energy consumption, but to tap this potential, energy policies need to integrate behavioral and social science research about what drives human behavior, according to a CSIS researcher.


Jan. 3, 2013

Emilio F. Moran, a pioneer in the field of environmental research, will join the Michigan State University faculty today, as well as CSIS.

Moran, recruited from Indiana University, is one of only a few anthropologists worldwide to address the complex relationship between people and environmental change.  He is the 11th Spartan that is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.